Saturday 27th February 2016, 7pm, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

It's our birthday! Nottingham Youth Orchestra is 30 years old this year and we are celebrating with this special anniversary concert of music made famous in film.

The programme will feature Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto (which many will know from that much loved classic, Brief Encounter) played by talented local musician, Isata Kanneh-Mason, recently a category finalist in the BBC's 2014 Young Musician of the Year Competition. Isata is currently an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music, where she holds the prestigious Elton John Scholarship. Along with her talented siblings she recently participated in Britain's Got Talent and the group stormed into the semi finals. Isata said, "I think a lot of people think classical music is boring, but we want to show them that it's not."

The conductor, James Lowe, is an ex-NYO member and currently Artistic Advisor to the orchestra. James is the Chief Conductor of the Prussian Chamber Orchestra in Germany and the Vaasa Sinfonia in Finland. He balances his conducting schedule with his long-standing commitment to youth music.

Our young musicians come from over 50 schools in Nottinghamshire and other parts of the East Midlands and over 300 children are involved in our 3 classical and 2 jazz orchestras. The Jazz combo will be performing in the bar area before the concert and during the interval. The concert will also include a special performance from our training and Intermediate orchestras. We also look forward to a reunion with many of our past members.

James Lowe : Conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason : Piano

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 from Brief Encounter
Patrick Doyle: Suite from Kenneth Branagh's Henry V
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 'Organ Symphony' from Babe

£17, £13, £12
Tier 1 £20, £17

Stalls £14, £10.50, £10
Tier 1 £17, £14

Under 16s and Students
Stalls £7, £6, £5
Tier 1 £8, £7

Family Ticket

Up to 3 children go free with 2 full paying adults. Not available in Tier 1 premier & centre Stalls seats. Only available directly from the box office, please call 0115 989 5555 to book.

Free tickets for school groups
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Ex NYO members attending in a group of 5 or more
Contact Paula Watt for more information.

Box office:
Contact The Royal Concert Hall Box Office on 0115 989 5555
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For general enquiries please call 01636 830930

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